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Network Working GroupM. Maruyama
Request for Comments: 2172K. Murakami
Category: InformationalNTT Software Laboratories
 June 1997


MAPOS Version 1 Assigned Numbers

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This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Copyright © The Internet Society (1997). All Rights Reserved.


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Table of Contents

1.  Abstract
2.  Introduction
3.  Protocol Field Assignments
4.  Acknowledgements
5.  References
§  Authors' Addresses
§  Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements




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1.  Abstract

This document describes the protocol parameters used in the Multiple Access Over SONET/SDH (MAPOS) version 1. MAPOS is a link layer protocol and provides multiple access capability over SONET/SDH links.



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2.  Introduction

Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH (MAPOS) [_XREF_1] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC-2171,” June 1997.) is a high-speed link-layer protocol that provides multiple access capability over SONET(Synchronous Optical Network)/SDH(Synchronous Digital Hierarchy)[_XREF_2] (, “CCITT Recommendation G.707: Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Bit Rates (1990,” .)[_XREF_3] (, “CCITT Recommendation G.708: Network Node Interface for Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (1990,” .)[_XREF_4] (, “CCITT Recommendation G.709: Synchronous Multiplexing Structure (1990,” .)[_XREF_5] (, “American National Standard for Telecommunications - Digital Hierarchy - Optical Interface Rates and Formats Specification, ANSI T1.105,” 1991.). Its frame format is based on the HDLC-like framing [_XREF_6] (Simpson, W., “PPP in HDLC-like Framing," RFC-1662,” July 1994.) for PPP. A component called "Frame Switch" [_XREF_1] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC-2171,” June 1997.) allows multiple nodes to be connected together in a star topology to form a LAN. Using long haul SONET/SDH links, the nodes on such a "SONET-LAN" can span over a wide geographical area. The Internet Protocol (IP) [_XREF_7] (Postel, J., “Internet Protocol (IP," RFC-791,” September 1981.) datagrams are transmitted in MAPOS HDLC frames [_XREF_8] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1," RFC-2176,” June 1997.).

This document describes the protocol parameters used in MAPOS version 1 [_XREF_1] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC-2171,” June 1997.).



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3.  Protocol Field Assignments

The MAPOS Version 1 Data Link Layer [_XREF_1] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC-2171,” June 1997.) contains a 16 bit Protocol field to identify the the encapsulated protocol. The Protocol field is consistent with the ISO 3309 (HDLC) extension mechanism for address fields. All protocol numbers MUST be assigned such that the least significant bit of the most significant octet equals "0", and the least significant bit of the least significant octet equals "1".

Assigned MAPOS Protocol Numbers

Value (in hex) Protocol Name

0001-001F Not Used - reserved

0021 MAPOS Version 1 Internet Protocol Version 4 [_XREF_8] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1," RFC-2176,” June 1997.)

0023-FCFF Not Used - reserved

FE01 MAPOS Version 1 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP[_XREF_8] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1," RFC-2176,” June 1997.))

FE03 MAPOS Version 1 Node Switch Protocol (NSP[_XREF_9] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension -Node Switch Protocol," RFC-2173,” June 1997.))

FE05 MAPOS Version 1 Switch Switch Protocol (SSP[_XREF_10] (, “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension -Switch Switch Protocol," RFC-2174,” June 1997.))

FE07-FEFF Not Used - reserved



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4.  Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions and thoughtful suggestions of John P. Mullaney, Clark Bremer, Masayuki Kobayashi, Paul Francis, Toshiaki Yoshida, and Takahiro Sajima.



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5. References

[_XREF_1] “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH, Version 1," RFC-2171,” June 1997.
[_XREF_2] “CCITT Recommendation G.707: Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Bit Rates (1990.”
[_XREF_3] “CCITT Recommendation G.708: Network Node Interface for Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (1990.”
[_XREF_4] “CCITT Recommendation G.709: Synchronous Multiplexing Structure (1990.”
[_XREF_5] “American National Standard for Telecommunications - Digital Hierarchy - Optical Interface Rates and Formats Specification, ANSI T1.105,” 1991.
[_XREF_6] Simpson, W., “PPP in HDLC-like Framing," RFC-1662,” July 1994.
[_XREF_7] Postel, J., “Internet Protocol (IP," RFC-791,” September 1981.
[_XREF_8] “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1," RFC-2176,” June 1997.
[_XREF_9] “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension -Node Switch Protocol," RFC-2173,” June 1997.
[_XREF_10] “Murakami, K. and M. Maruyama, "A MAPOS version 1 Extension -Switch Switch Protocol," RFC-2174,” June 1997.


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Authors' Addresses

  Mitsuru Maruyama
  NTT Software Laboratories
  3-9-11
  Midori-cho
  Musashino-shi
  Tokyo-180
  Japan
Email:  mitsuru@ntt-20.ecl.net
  
  Ken Murakami
  NTT Software Laboratories
  3-9-11
  Midori-cho
  Musashino-shi
  Tokyo-180
  Japan
Email:  murakami@ntt-20.ecl.net


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